Tag Archives: NOAA funding

The Plight of ‘Fish Delight’

It’s the kind of headline meant to grab the attention of the president: “Say Goodbye to the Filet-O-Fish.” The New York Times op-ed by Bren Smith, Sean Barrett, and Paul Greenberg warned that the proposed cuts to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration had implications for the pollock, the fish used in McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish, which Trump has lovingly called the “fish delight.”,,, Smith, Barrett, and Greenberg contend that the Trump administration’s proposed 17 percent cut in funding for NOAA and its subsidiary, the National Marine Fisheries Service, will have an adverse impact not only on the president’s sandwich, but also the fishing industry. ” ,,, The Seafood Harvesters of America, which represents the interests of commercial fishing (lol!),,, click here to read the story 08:37

U.S. Rep. Keating gains key supporter in fish monitor funding fight

Keating said he has enlisted the help of Rep. John Culberson, R-Texas, and Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., to find a way to avoid the cost shift, which would be particularly onerous to the Northeast’s struggling groundfish industry. The two lawmakers are the majority and minority leaders of the Appropriations subcommittee that oversees . “They did agree to get seriously involved and see what they can do to secure some funds to help NOAA get through this,” Keating said. (umm Congressman? Help NOAA?) Read the rest here 08:46